The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Tuesday. Its recovery has been among the fastest-ever on record and comes as the country continues to see one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history alongside massive unemployment numbers.

  • Plus, the protests over George Floyd's death were a catalyst for the mass removal of Confederate monuments around the country.
  • And, the big wins coming out of the NBA bubble.

Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Kendall Baker, and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Lecia Brooks.

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